June 2017 Academic & Specialist Arnoldsche

On Collecting: Documents on Contemporary Crafts No. 4 edited by Andre Gali


Paperback | Jun 2017 | Arnoldsche | 9783897904934 | 136pp | 125x210mm | RFB | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99

Art collectors and collections make up an important part of the contemporary arts and crafts infrastructure. Not only do museums and art collectors improve an artist’s financial situation by buying their work; just as important is the symbolic meaning of the collection. 

In On Collecting the authors look at collecting from public, private and personal perspectives to shed light on some of the structures that are responsible for how artworks become ‘collectable’ and thus available to the public in museums and public spaces.